Monday, January 29, 2007

Lebanon: On The Way Back

My friends father, who controlled his own militia during the Lebanese civil wars, once told me a story about sectarian violence in Lebanon.

He was standing in line at a bakery at about 7 o'clock at night. He was one of the few grown men there, most of the customers were women and children buying for their families. He himself was a soldier but few others knew that as he stood there with only a pistol hidden beneath his street clothes. Suddenly in the middle of a heavily crowded bakery a mortar went off. When he saw the flash and heard the bang he dove down and after picking himself up he saw that everyone was dead except for himself and two others. Women and children were laying on the ground with their limbs blown off, decapitated, intestines spilled out and he, the only soldier in the bakery, was alive.

If that's what the Lebanese want again they are well on their way.

5 Comments:

At 6:08 AM, Blogger Egyptian magician said...

well put db...lebanon has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Arima said...

great post D.B! You get your point across so articulately! And the story transcends the dreary political commentary that we are inundated with in the press.

 
At 2:56 AM, Blogger TRiPLE M said...

good poin

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger Arima said...

Tag YOU'RE IT! (different tag)

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Rhino-itall said...

good one db. And unfortunately the grave/banana peel thing seems all to correct.

 

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